Complacency India's biggest threat in T20 World Cup opener
Considering the ease with which India bulldozed Pakistan in their last warm-up match, Bangladesh will face a tough task when they take on confident India tomorrow.cricket Updated: Jun 05, 2009 15:19 IST
For India, Bangladesh may look easy meat on paper but Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men will guard against complacency when they begin their title defence against the minnows in the Twenty20 World Cup in Nottingham on Saturday.
Considering the ease with which India bulldozed Pakistan in their last warm-up match, Bangladesh would require an extraordinary effort even to stretch them, but upsets do happen and that would keep Dhoni's men on their toes in the Group A encounter.
For India, Virender Sehwag's shoulder injury remains a worry and going by Dhoni's observation, his chances of playing tomorrow's match look slim.
"To be honest, I don't know (about the injury). He could be for the second game but let's see," Dhoni said.
Fortunately, with Rohit Sharma dazzling in the makeshift opener's role in both the warm-up matches, Sehwag's absence was not felt.
Rohit was particularly impressive against Pakistan when he and Gautam Gambhir put on effortless 140 runs in 16 overs to lay the platform for a facile win.
With Rohit in red hot form, even Gambhir, otherwise aggression personified, was seen happy playing second fiddle and the duo is likely to open the innings again on Saturday.
First Published: Jun 05, 2009 15:15 IST